Rough Draft.

Today I taught the little boy
who does not stay
home for the weekends, how to spin.
A chopstick, a compact disc, a brass hook that is all wrong.

The roving is chocolate brown, dorset x romney
2 ounces, meant to be something soft and warm for my winter hands.
He wears it like a boa, calls it a scarf, unspins his leader over and over and over
the yarn breaks the spindle falls the brown wool
lumps twists

And I fix it once
five times before his father is calling him home.

To watch him go so carefully with his wool and his cd spindle
I am happy
he is no longer chasing the girls with a stick.


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